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When United States citizens reach the age of 65 they are forced into Medicare and out of any private insurance option for coverage of their healthcare.
The government sets the dollar amount doctors, other healthcare providers, and hospitals will be paid for the treatments of a Medicare patient.
When a Medicare payment is decided, often the fee is based on which special interest group lobbies the federal government most effectively.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
OLD PEOPLE DIE....we all eventually will! One of the biggest problems in American health care is the attitude that we need to "Keep Grandma Alive". This a cancer on society...not wanting to deal with the loss of a loved one, so what do we do? I'll tell ya...We try to keep people alive (through life support or whatever mechanism we can find) when they should/could/and in most cases WANT TO PASS ON
What is the obsession with keeping the deathly ill alive? I just don't get it.
Originally posted by Rams59lb
Let's just say your point of view is more valid then not? Then please explain how Sen. Kennedy and other's should have the right to medical care that extends their lives and not the lives of other people? Or your saying "Death" to those like Kennedy as well.
Originally posted by mahtoosacks
i for one want to live forever.
if they decide to kill me by not treating me... ill go ape*$
i agree the whole natural selection thing has been thrown off, but im still young, and if i got sick, and cost to benifit wasnt there to keep me alive, well then screw all of you. you all suck.
we may not even have the chance to shell out more money, because the only places available only take RFID and not cash....
Surgeon General : Living to an old age has been proven to be fatal.
My only comment is that they are planning to extend Medicare coverage to include a prescription plan and all sorts of other things.